Mount Holyoke is a highly rated private college located in South Hadley, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,162 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mount Holyoke acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and English. Graduating 84% of students, Mount Holyoke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science37 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies30 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology30 Graduates
Environmental Studies26 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics24 Graduates
Political Science and Government23 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
Mount Holyoke College Reviews
Graduated 4 years ago, still recalling my time there with great fondness. Mount Holyoke is truly a special place, where a strong sisterhood is actively fostered by the various traditions that Mount Holyoke strives to keep. The academics is absolutely rigorous, and I am still constantly in touch with my professors, who have become mentors in life. I understand as a single sex college, Mount Holyoke (along with others) are struggling to define themselves in this time and age. But I truly believe the single sex environment helps women find their own voice and realize we are capable of everything.
Mount Holyoke College is a lovely, accepting institution. It creates a beautiful community of bright students who engage in rigorous academic discourse in and out of the classroom. Though at times the administration is a bit self-serving and secretive, all the positives outweigh this part. My only suggestion is that they make good on their promise of being a liberal and progressive institution by becoming a sanctuary campus and divesting from fossil fuels. But otherwise it is a great place for a student wanting an academic challenge and looking for a loving community that will be supportive and understanding no matter your background.
Mount Holyoke is a gorgeous school with an incredible academic program, historic traditions, and of course, M&C's. As a historically women's college, I thought I would miss being at a co-ed school. However, this is not the case. I love being in an environment I feel comfortable in and was able to make friends I really care about. I am giving Mount Holyoke a 4 out of 5 stars because, although I love it, it still has its issues. I wish Mount Holyoke had a more diverse faculty, especially in regards to the history program. I also wish that I had received more financial aid, though many people I know are very happy with the amount they receieved.